By His Excellency Abner Nash, Esquire, Governor, Captain General & Commander in Chief in and over the said State,
Whereas, the exigency of Public affairs render it absolutely necessary that the General Assembly should meet before the day to which they stand adjourned, to deliberate & determine on the weighty and important affairs of Government, I have therefore thought fit, by & with the advice of the Council of State, to issue this my Proclamation, hereby requiring the General Assembly to meet at Hillsborough on the twentieth day of August next, of which the Members and all others concerned are to take due notice & govern themselves accordingly.
Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the State, at Newbern, this fifteenth day of July, An. Dom. 1780, in the fifth Year of our Independence.